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NYC Uber Rules Aren't A Cure-All For Driver, Traffic Woes

Law360 (June 14, 2019, 10:02 PM EDT) -- New York City’s strict limitations on the growth of Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride-hailing services are aimed at increasing drivers’ earning potential and cutting traffic congestion, but the mixed-bag approach to leveling the competition between tech-based companies and traditional taxicabs may blow back on consumers, experts say.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council unveiled a batch of legislative initiatives and rule changes Wednesday with a two-fold mission: tighten the reins on for-hire vehicles and app-based ride-hailing services by curbing their numbers and practices while simultaneously giving legacy taxicabs a break by eliminating renewal fees for city-issued...

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